CRIPES! It's 75 days until the Burn (not until I have to leave for the Playa). This is no time to panic, kids.
We are SO going to KICK ASS this year. More people have approached me this year with their wild ideas on how to get the work out to the masses about excremental correctness than ever before.
What I'm now curious about is what kind of pottie
related projects are buzzing around in your head right
now. As you well know, this is the BEST way to participate either individually or group, and it's still a mission critical issue, so isn't that 200% better than just sitting at a bar getting smashed?
We had a 50% newbie poopulation last year, and there's no reason to expect less than that this year. They need to be TOLD what's proper and what's not. It's not "common knowlege" to everyone. There was an excessive amount of baby-wipes and double ply tp in the camodes, and that's solved by education. Because we DO know shit from shinola, keeping the message out there is critical to ensure 100% grokking by the newbies.
At the same time, the veterans (those that came last year) are sometimes so damn JADED to the message that they roll their eyes at me like the problem is solved and done with because THEY (the eye-rolling individual) "gets it". So, the trick is to encourage veterans to communicate the message to newbies so that everyone takes ownership of the problem.
Remember kids, we need to all be on the same page this year on what's true, what's rumor and what's just been pulled out of someone's...head. This is the first time many of the Participants will be hearing about the Wholly Wyrd of Pooping Man, and it needs to be correct. Check your sources before furthering a rumor.
Greeters! You guys are terrific, and have so DAMN much energy, sometimes it overflows. Educate other folks on the line, and keep the Urban Myths to a minimum. Embrace your power to influence others.
Shwag-shwingers: I'm looking for pottie-related schwag ideas. If you got's em, run with 'em.
Language artists: Got any poo-etry, hai-poos,
sayings, slogans or quotes you'd like to see on the pottie signs? Post'em here and they'll be printed. This year I'm going for succinct, direct, and to the POINT. No more signs about renting beer or survey flags on 6" poo-pyramids.
Media Types: anyone out there from either the print or the broadcast media? What's the plans for articles, interviews, PSA's, etc? Last year I just walked up to any ol' radio station, asked to be interviewed, and they did. This is something I strongly encourage anyone here to do. Hell, it's so fucking narcissistic to be interviewed, I just love it!
Performance Artists! People are thinking of a gazillion things at once out there. Think of ways to make the message stick in their minds with humor, spontenaety and group chemistry so they'll take the message back to camp. This year I'm doing a Pottie Santa bit that is just so sick and wrong I'm not going to reveal any details...except that it is pottie lyrics to the tunes of x-mas carols... and I made a red robe with white collar and cuffs...and I'll stop there cause it's just too wrong.
Lighting artists: In the Land of Blinky Lights, to get attention, you should strive for the participant response of "What the fuck is THAT!" I had an epiphany last night about an airport light tower by the pottie banks beyond the Man. I wonder if Tiger Tiger knows about any that have fallen off the back of a truck. Hmmmm. Can we get a dialogue going among those of you who have a lighting fetish?
Rangers: You guys are the Rumor Mongering Central. Your role is to get those good rumors out there, you know, stuff about theft and LEO's and when the storm's coming....stuff that threatens the Event. Well, the potties continue to be the Achilles Heal of the Man, so do what you can to encourage fellow Rangers to engage people in conversation about the message, so that the good news will spread and maintain validity. Embrace your influence on others as well.
ePlayans: I encourage anyone who has something pottie related to post. It's a good way to share your VAST knowledge to people who have serious questions, esp about personal potties. Try to keep the subjects cogent, and read other posts before creating new subject threads (duh). And if you're not 100% sure of your facts, put it in the form of a question.
Points to remember when engaged in conversation about
1) No garbage, no grey water, no matter how small or
what it says on the label, go in the camodes (but you
2)No hovering, the article in Self magazine pure,
unscientific, Bavarian mule-dung. Just park yer butt!
3) Candles, incense and other smokey devices are nasty
and like to jump into the toilets for a swim. Spritz the potties with organic scented spray if you're
4) Decorations can only be attached with duct tape
and/or zip-ties. And they are to be taken down by the
artist who put them up by the end of the Event.
5) Wind is our friend, but it's an ornery old cuss.
Make sure your decorations don't become moop at the
trash fence. Use GOOD duct tape or it will melt off.
Bottom line: talk to people a LOT about this issue,
and we'll all be on the same page come August.
So chime in, Campers! I love to hear from you!
Chief Poopervisor of the Pottie Project